Cody Food Truck 307 Pizza will be on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”
Wyoming has gotten a lot of love from Food Network star Guy Fieri and his cooking show empire, and another Wyoming restaurant will soon enjoy the exposure that comes from appearing on a popular show with a global audience.
The next episode of Fieri’s groundbreaking show “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” (aka Triple D) will feature 307Pizza, a Cody-based food truck that cooks wood-fired pizza.
Elizabeth Campbell, who owns 307 Pizza, said Fieri’s production crew first contacted her in January 2022.
“They asked me if I would be interested in being part of their Triple D series,” she told Cowboy State Daily. “So, we went back and forth for three or four months before we got the final approval to be offered.”
The production company that produces Fieri’s shows isn’t shooting in the dark when it comes to finding content for its episodes, Campbell said. 307Pizza was contacted after other area restaurateurs recommended the producers.
“My understanding is that they start calling people in a town and asking them, ‘Who would you recommend?’ So they dropped that networking, talked to a lot of people, did their research and narrowed it down. I think my name came up, and they even asked me who I would recommend.” ”
Food with Fieri
Campbell was asked to prepare for a visit by Fieri and his crew in the summer of 2022, while 307Pizza was spending the season traveling the Bighorn Basin selling pizza.
The spotlight came on for 307Pizza in June of that year. Fieri and his Triple D production crew arrived in Cody for a two-day shoot on Campbell’s mobile trailer carrying a wood stove to produce “all the magic that isn’t really magic” in film production.
Campbell cooked two of her signature pizzas, the Thai Chicken and the 307 Margherita, which will be featured in the episode. Cameras followed every step of her process, from preparing the dough to the moment the pizza came out of the oven to be tasted.
Fieri is a chef and restaurateur himself, but his shows revolve around serving food from others rather than himself. In the two-day shoot, Campbell was the star.
“It was all I did,” she said. “He’s larger than life, a big personality.”
By her own admission, Campbell is a shy person and was a little intimidated by the idea of cooking in front of the camera. She said that Fieri’s charisma and natural flair for presentation allowed her to flourish during filming.
“He did it so I wouldn’t think about the camera in my face,” she said. “I was just having a conversation with him. He’s very good at what he does.”
After one year
It’s been over a year since filming Triple D, and Campbell continues to cook pizza at 307Pizza, just like she always has. Now, her food truck is finally ready for its debut.
Campbell is the first to admit that her excitement is mixed with fear. In the roughly two years between her first contact with Fieri’s team and the episode’s premiere, she was ready to wrap up the exhilarating process.
“I’m a food truck in a small town,” she said. “I have a good job, but it’s not huge. I’m trying to prepare for the unknown.”
There is good reason for her cautious optimism. Since Triple D began airing on the Food Network in 2007, more than 800 restaurants and food trucks have been featured. Many of these companies see huge increases in customers and sales after their episodes air.
The “Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives” episode of 307Pizza premieres on Food Network at 9pm on November 17.